2003

Radical Line: Contemporary Chinese Art

 

October 18 through November 9, 2003



Where: Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery

This exhibition opens as part of our 24th Annual New Music and Art Festival, an international event that each year brings a number of contemporary composers and artists to Bowling Green. Radical Line: Contemporary Chinese Art sets its sights on the influences - collision, rejection, integration - that have motivated a number of important contemporary Chinese artists to reexamine their relationship to traditional Chinese media and values as they intersect with Western culture and ideas. Radical Line refers not only to the tradition of ink drawing and calligraphy, but also to an edge or border that has been delineated, and crossed, by these artists. The invited artists, all with significant international exhibition records, include Xu Bing, Qin Feng, Wang Dong Ling, Pan Xinglei, Huang Chih-Yang, Gu Wenda, Zhou Hejun, Xing Fei, Qiu Zhijie and Wang Tiande, C.C. Wang and others. Sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council, Ethnic Cultural Arts Program, and Medici Circle. Friday, October 17, 6:30 p.m.: Opening Reception 7:00 p. m. Performance: Pan Xing Lei will create a performance piece. Pan Xing Lei is an inner city, performance and graffiti artist, and creator of the modern scroll.

Contact: Jacqueline S, Nathan, jnathan@bgnet.bgsu.edu 

Xan Palay: The Image of the City

 

October 18 through November 2, 2003



Where: Willard Wankelman Gallery

Xan Palay: The Image of the City October 18  November 2, Willard Wankelman Gallery. This young Ohio artist has worked with light and environmental installation for much of her career, moving recently into more sculptural forms. She has an MFA from Bard College, and has received Awards and Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council and Arts Midwest. The installation will transform the gallery into a miniature dreamscape industrial city defined by symbolic smokestacks, shadowed factories and a closely hovering sky/universe. While this project was conceived prior to 9/11, the experience of the installation is unavoidably altered by the experience that the visitor brings to it. Sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council Saturday, October 18, 7:00 pm.: Reception for the artist

Contact: Jacqueline S. Nathan, jnathan@bgnet.bgsu.edu 

 

T. L. Solien

 

September 6 through October 5, 2003



 

Where: Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery

T. L. Solien is a remarkable artist whose vibrant work embraces poignancy and wry humor through imagery that utilizes samples from masters such as Picasso and Velasquez, to classic cartoon figures and commercial ads. The colorful resulting melange eloquently expresses both personal attitudes and common human experience. Friday, September 12, 7 p.m., 204 FA: T. L. Solien will present a free public lecture, followed by a reception for the artist. Illustrations: Prisoner of Lust and Night Tug 2

Contact: Jacqueline Nathan, Gallery Director 

 

Through the Needle's Eye

 

August 26 through September 28, 2003



 

Where: Willard Wankelman Gallery

Co-sponsored with the Needle Arts Guild of Toledo, this traveling exhibition is a national juried competition that represents the best artistic and technical work by the 20,000 members of the Embroiderers' Guild of America. Embroidery demonstrations and gallery talks will be hosted by members of the Needle Arts Guild, and an illustrated color catalogue will be available. Illustrations: James Brown, Jr. and Susan Leschke

Contact: Jacqueline S. Nathan, Gallery Director 

 

MFA I

 

April 12 through April 16, 2003



Where: Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery

Thesis Exhibitions by: Jessica Maloney Yiko Saito Rhonda Grubbs Colette Palamar

Contact: J. Nathan, Gallery Director 

 

BFA Thesis Exhibition

 

March 30 through April 6, 2003



Where: The Fine Arts Center Galleries

CALENDAR: January 23, 9pm. mandatory meeting: bryan gallery February 20, 9pm. mandatory meeting: bryan gallery Friday, February 28 BFA Reviews to select work and awards March 3-4 Student Committees meet Thursday, March 6 Due to Janice Ferguson in Main Office, Fine Arts Center: 1. List of works for the Exhibition (on a mac diskette) 2. Artists Statement (on the same mac diskette as above) 3. BFA EXHIBITION FORM signed by students BFA Advisor Tuesday, March 25, 7-9pm Bring work to the Galleries March 26, 10am-4pm. Installation of work (hanging, lighting and labeling March 27, 10am-10pm. the work) Friday, March 28 Prepare for receptions, Place award labels 7-9 p.m. Medici Primavera Saturday, March 29, 7-9 pm Opening reception. March 30  April 6 Exhibition open Sunday, April 6, 4pm. Exhibition closes Monday, April 7 Pick up work from 10am-4pm. Tuesday, April 8 Clean-up crew 10-done.

Contact: Jacqueline S. Nathan, Gallery Director 

Undergraduate Student Art Exhibition

 

March 2 through March 23, 2003



Where: The Fine Arts Center Galleries

CALENDAR: Tuesday, January 28, 9 p.m. Planning Meeting: If you would like to help organize the show, or have questions, please plan to attend. Room 1101. Wednesday, January 29 Sign up for committees outside the Bryan Gallery. Thursday, February 13, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Entries received. Friday, February 14 & Monday, February 17 Faculty jurying. Tuesday, February 18, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Pick up declined work, and accepted work for framing. Thursday, February 20, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Framed work must be returned to gallery. Friday, February 21 Invited awards jurors. Sunday, March 2, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Opening Reception. Sunday, March 23, 4 p.m. Exhibition closes. Monday, March 24, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Pick up work.

Contact: Jacqueline S. Nathan, Gallery Director 

 

Dr. Rickie Solinger: Pregnancy and Power in the U.S.: Women's Struggle Over Time

 

January 23, 2003



Where: Olscamp 101A

Pregnancy and Power in the U.S.: Women's Struggle Over Time is presented conjunction with the Wake Up Little Susie: Pregnancy and Power before Roe vs. Wade and Warnings exhibitions in the Willard Wankelman Gallery through 1/31/03. Solinger will discuss national policies, municipal politics, and medical practices during the middle decades of the twentieth century that attempted to strip women of the right to make decisions about fertility and maternity. The event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the BGSU Women's Center, Women's Studies. BGSU Libraries, History Department, and Fine Arts Center.

Contact: Jacqueline Nathan 

 

The Contemporary Landscape

 

January 16 through February 9, 2003



Where: Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery

Jacob Cooley Nancy Friese Keith Jacobshagen Joan Nelson Susan Shatter Altoon Sultan Circulated by the College of Wooster Art Museum, this exhibition is curated by Dr. Linda C. Hults, Professor of Art History at The College of Wooster, and travels to BGSU with the support of the Ohio Arts Council. It features work by some of the foremost contemporary landscape painters working today.

Contact: Jacqueline S. Nathan, Gallery Director 

 

Open Forum on Reproductive Rights

 

December 3, 2002



Where: Room 1101 Fine Arts

An Open Forum on Reproductive Rights issues raised by the current gallery exhibitions, Wake Up Little Susie:Pregnancy and Power before Roe v. Wade and Warnings by Lisa Link, this roundtable discussion will give participants an opportunity to analyze and discuss these important current and historical topics. Lisa Link, the artist who created Warnings (the poster exhibit) will join us for the forum via speaker phone, so that participants will get a chance to talk directly with one of the artists.

Contact: Jacqueline S. Nathan, Gallery Director 

 

Wake Up Little Suzy: Pregnancy and Power before Roe vs. Wade

 

November 16, 2002 through January 31, 2003



Where: Willard Wankelman Gallery

Wake Up Little Susie: Pregnancy and Power before Roe v. Wade is a three- dimensional, mixed-media installation exploring the theme of pregnancy and race in postwar, pre-Roe v. Wade America. The artists, Cathleen Meadows, Kay Obering and Kathy Hutton, use the chess game and adaptations of chess pieces to represent the positions occupied by unwed mothers, other unwillingly pregnant women, and those who responded to these women in the decades just before the legalization of abortion. The installation is based on Wake Up Little Susie: Single Pregnancy and Race Before Roe v. Wade (1992) and The Abortionist: A Woman Against the Law (1994) by historian Rickie Solinger. In the post World War II era, 1945-1965, unwed mothers, both black and white, were defined as deviants threatening to the social order. But white girls and black girls were treated very differently by their families, by social agencies and their communities, and by the government. With support from the Ohio Arts Council, Rocky Mountain Women's Institute, Colorado NARAL, the Colorado Coalition for Choice, NOW, NEA, Warhol Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, The University of Colorado President's Fund for the Humanities, the General Service Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, and additional donors. (exhibition closed from December 16 - January 13 for university break).

Contact: Jacqueline S. Nathan, Gallery Director 

Warnings: An Exhibit by Lisa Link

 

November 16, 2002 through January 31, 2003



Where: Willard Wankelman Gallery

An exerpt from the Artist's Statement: Several events inspired me to begin the Warnings series of computer photomontages and video: 1.) I heard the Louisiana legislature devalue women on national news, and I realized the implications of the Supreme Court's 1989 Webster v. R.H.S. decision. 2.) Violent acts of anti-choice groups also have motivated me to counteract their aggression with an educational exhibit. 3.) The propaganda techniques of the anti-choice movement ... equated pro-choice supporters with Nazis. They published slogans such as "Auschwitz, Dachau, Margaret Sanger: Three of a Kind," "Abortion is the American Holocaust," and in response to Gunn's murder, " 'abortion makes the Nazi holocaust pale' in contrast." Lisa Link spent two years researching researching these issues. It is her hope that the powerful graphic images that she has composed will create awareness of the current situation regarding reproductive rights for women in the U.S.A., and inspire political action to ensure these rights. (exhibition closed December 16 - January 13 for university break).

Contact: Jacqueline S. Nathan, Gallery Director